2014
Machinery/Automation/Robotics

This design is to use a standard powder feeder that is available from sources such as Praxair or Thermach. It uses a pulsed laser to melt powder and feedback to determine the state of the melt puddle. The feedback is from an optical pyrometer that has a mechanical shutter to protect it from the laser, as the laser and pyrometer can't be used at the same time.

The pedestal work surface will rotate, and be synchronized with A, B, and Z pulses from an encoder. It will speed up and slow down depending on the location from center for constant surface speed. Other axis horizontal (from center) and vertical (height) are with linear positioners with encoder feedback. Encoder feedback ...

Introducing a unique, slip fit, self-locking adapter for mounting ball bearings onto a shaft. The Torksleeve BC design provides superior radial and axial locking that allows the bearing’s inner ring to fit concentrically with the shaft and offers full bearing support which eliminates shaft fretting. The Torksleeve BC features slip fit of the bearing onto the shaft, so it does not require additional tools for installation. Mounting and dismounting is accomplished with a single standard hex key saving assembly and maintenance time.

Once locked, Torksleeve BC resists vibration loosening, increases the life of single or bidirectional rotation bearings. This new mounting method can be applied in numerous industries that are searching for better and easier ways of mounting ball ...

Fire accidents in unmanned warehouses are one of the most common types of news. The blaze breaks out in ‘PATCHI ‘ warehouse, Al-Quoz ,UAEin September 2013 made to enquire about cause of fire & later paved the way to suggest solution to control the fire at its earlier stage.

The fire accidents not only cause material damage but also take toll on human lives. Sometimes, the intensity of the accident can be reduced by getting the fire under control as early as possible. Our suggestion for this common issue is installation of an Advanced Firefighting System.

This project idea can be used for controlling and helping the manual firefighter’s work up to an extent. This model has many more applications ...

The Allycat Search Units and Rescue Unit is designed to go where no man should be, and pull them back to safety, while maintaining a safe operational distance for the humans involved in the rescue.

The Search Units are one Mother Ship with four smaller drones latched on, when the AO is reached, the four smaller drones take off to build up a web of data and information in locating the objective, which is a lost crew or stranded person(s).

Once located, the Search Unit Mother Ship moves into position and drops the Rescue Unit, which targets the distressed vessel and with the assistance of on board GPS auto-pilot systems moves into place to allow distressed crew the easiest ...

My concept proposes for a remote controlled dog collar that works on the simple principle of electromagnetism.

USE:-Pet owners can unchain their dog or pet just with a press of a button it may be when it is their feeding time or when a thief enters a person’s home.

During feeding times just press the button and the dog collar unlocks itself and hence unchaining the dog.

The battery of this device is similar to the one present in thinnest smart phones and source of energy is purely solar as it requires very less charge to work. There is also a provision to switch of the device to avoid unnecessary losses.

The remote is I.R based ...

The intrinsic speed and precision of the human ocular-motor system makes the eye an ideal pointing device for human-machine interface. Eye tracking has not yet been exploited as a robust human interface with computers due to many technical problems, such as viewing a human face under real-world conditions, robustly identifying the eyes over a diverse population range, and the complexity of the real-time image processing tasks involved. Conventional high-accuracy (<1º of visual angle) eye tracking systems require the presence of an operator and/or require the user to use a chin rest or wear an identifying marker so the eye tracking system can find the user's eyes.

We have developed an autonomous eye tracker that automatically finds, and accurately tracks ...

This project “AUTOMATIC GLASS WALL CLEANER” focuses on cleaning of glass wall buildings. Cleaning glass of such tall buildings is a time consuming and a dangerous job. Presently humans are employed for cleaning such tall glass buildings which is very dangerous. In order to provide a solution to this problem, this process of cleaning can be automated. This setup is capable of climbing and moving along the walls of the building without any human intervention. Necessary means of cleaning the glass wall under the setup are made so that the setup cleans the glass while moving over it.

The movement is attained by using pneumatic cylinders which are attached with vacuum grippers at the end. Vacuum grippers provide ...

The greatly improved efficiency, power to weight ratio, production costs, emissions, and fuel economy of contemporary Wankel Rotary Combustion Engines allows for its participation in many more uses. So does the progresses accomplished in hydraulic engines, hydraulic power transmission and output devices. In this frame, the possibility can be considered as, the same way a Power Steering ads to the driver’s arm’s power in changing the direction of a car, adequate hydraulic power multipliers could add the power a human person lacks, while keeping the precision of movements a human operator provides.

With an RCE, that could be air cooled, a converter of turning to hydraulic power, an hydraulic or electrical power accumulator, and the adequate hydraulic powered output ...

Having seen construction labourers slog for hours to construct brick walls and trying very hard all the time to maintain proper alignment of the bricks, we have come up with a novel machine to make this process faster and a lot more efficient.

In the existing method, an approximate amount of cement is laid manually and a brick is then placed on top of it. It is then tapped with a shovel to maintain a constant horizontal level. It requires three labourers: one for carrying the cement to the site, one for carrying the bricks and another one for doing the actual construction work. Major limitations of this system are as follows:
1. Manual application of cement and placement ...

Abundant agricultural waste is produced in millions of tonnes from vast agricultural areas but they are disposed inefficiently causing extensive pollution to the environment. Apart from the problems of transportation, storage, and handling, the direct burning of these agro residues (loose biomass) in conventional grates is associated with very low thermal efficiency and widespread air pollution.The conversion efficiencies are as low as 40%. Most of this biomass goes to waste by being dumped into landfills and even burned, which causes air pollution. We can use biomass to create energy and fuel, as well as feed and other agricultural necessities.

This project puts forward a Briquette making machine of simple design which could be manufactured locally and can be run ...

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